Autism, Learning Disabilities & Offending Behaviour Conference - online conference

Advances in Autism

16th and 17th September 2020

About the event

Autism, Intellectual Disability and Offending Behaviour : Criminal Justice and Forensic Healthcare 

Do you work with offenders with an intellectual and / or developmental disability, including autism? Do you struggle to find time in your daily work to learn about policy, new strategies that are available and to keep up with the research on best practice?

If so, join us at this two-day online conference to discover the latest thinking from eminent international speakers, as well as learn from smaller scale research and innovations in the concurrent sessions. The conference sessions are delivered online with live and interactive questions at the end of each presentation. The recording of the conference will be available to delegates on demand for a limited time after the event.

Key topics

Some of the key topics this conference will cover include:

  • learning disability / developmental disability and the criminal justice system
  • benchmarking in forensic LD and developmental disability settings
  • autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
  • education and training needs of staff
  • provision of up-to-date information on legal aspects and complex needs
  • treatment approaches – what works?
  • residential and community supervision
  • criminal justice system
  • supporting offenders leaving prison
  • fire raising offence and motivation for arson
  • women offenders - support coming out of custody

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who works with people with learning disabilities or autistic people who are at risk of offending or have offended.
  • Assessment/treatment teams.
  • Secure unit teams.
  • Youth offending groups.
  • Prevent teams.
  • Police force.
  • Specialist solicitors and lawyers.

To find out more about the confirmed speakers, ticket prices and booking tickets please see here